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Non-profit co-founded by Beedie student shortlisted for Democracy Innovation Award

Nov 29, 2016

Beedie School of Business PhD student Simon Pek has recently returned from the Council of Europe’s World Forum for Democracy, where work done by Democracy in Practice, the non-profit organization he co-founded, earned them a place as one of three finalists in the Democracy Innovation Award.

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3 Benefits of Mindfulness for Managers

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The centuries-old practice of mindfulness offers significant benefits to individuals and businesses involved in customer service, according to a new article co-authored by professors at Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business.

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By Ian Bryce A $500,000 gift from Simon Fraser University alumnus Ryan Beedie will support 25 new undergraduate awards for students in SFU’s Beedie School of Business. The generous gift marks five years since he and his family bestowed $22 million—the largest gift in SFU’s history—to establish the Beedie School of Business. “This wonderful gift will strengthen SFU’s commitment to engage the world,” says SFU President Andrew Petter. “These awards benefit the innovators and entrepreneurs of tomorrow and […]

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Beedie School of Business alumnus, Parry Malm received Tech Entrepreneur of the Year and Best New Business at the inaugural UK Business awards on November 11 in London, UK. Malm is co-founder and CEO of artificial intelligence marketing technology company, Phrasee. Launched in 2015, Phrasee uses artificial intelligence to write marketing language by combining natural language generation and machine learning. In July 2016, Phrasee closed a £1m seed funding round, led by Next 15 PLC. It was the […]

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British Columbia’s newest independent senator is Yuen Pau Woo, a senior resident fellow at the Jack Austin Centre for Asia Pacific Business Studies at SFU.  Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the appointment this fall. Woo has more than 25 years of experience in strategy and policy for business, government and not-for-profit organizations. He is widely recognized as a leading thinker on Asian economic issues and Canada-Asia relations, and is a recipient of the Queen’s Diamond […]

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Beedie undergraduate students Rhythm Tang (left) and Sophie Dee took home the silver medal at the 2016 Eller Collegiate Ethics Case Competition.

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A team of Beedie School of Business undergraduate students took home the silver at the 14th annual Eller Collegiate Ethics Case Competition, held at the University of Arizona from October 20-22.

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New research from the Beedie School of Business suggests the design of a website could be just as influential as the message.

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The design of a website could be just as influential as the message it conveys, according to new research from Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business.

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Travel businesses locating – and growing – here offer a state-of-the-art blend of options. 

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The Beedie School of Business' graduate programs have been ranked in the top 25 in Corporate Knights Magazine's annual Better World MBA Ranking.

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The Beedie School of Business has been ranked as one of the top 25 graduate business schools in the world for its dedication to integrating sustainability into the education of future business leaders.

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Jing Li, Associate Professor of International Business and Canada Research Chair in Global Investment Strategy at the Beedie School of Business.

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Jing Li, Associate Professor of International Business and Canada Research Chair in Global Investment Strategy at the Beedie School of Business, has been named to the 2016 cohort of the Royal Society of Canada College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

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From left to right:  Chris Erikson, Partner at Pangaea Ventures; Michael J. Damiani, Lawyer & Patenting Agent of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP; Ben Britton, co-founder and CEO of Ionomr; Andrew Harries, Tom Foord Professor of Practice in Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the Beedie School of Business; Paul Geyer, CEO at LightIntegra Energy Inc; and Elicia Maine, academic director of the Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization.

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A portable DUI-testing headset, a revolutionary clean tech membrane, and a home diagnostic for chemotherapy patients were just some of the pioneering ventures pitched to a panel of guest judges at SFU’s Invention to Innovation Venture Pitch competition.

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SFU health sciences PhD student Lupin Battersby was a member of the first cohort of Beedie's Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization.

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The first students to complete the new Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization program at SFU’s Beedie School of Business are preparing to transform their game-changing technology inventions into viable, commercialized innovations.

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BBA Taylor Ward begins a full time role with Facebook after graduation.

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Taylor Ward’s student experience has been tailor-made for success.

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Bailey Klinger spoke about his EFL technology at the  January 2016 BBA Alumni Reunion.

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How personality testing could help financial inclusion.

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Sarah Lubik, Director of Entrepreneurship at SFU, tests out one of the student ventures at Opportunity Fest 2016.

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In the second part of a two-part interview, SFU Director of Entrepreneurship Sarah Lubik talks about the path her new role has led her on, why  entrepreneurship skills are so important today, and why SFU’s approach to teaching entrepreneurship is both empowering and unique.

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A trio of Beedie School of Business alumni have been named on Business in Vancouver’s (BIV) prestigious 2016 Top 40 Under 40 list.

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Ben Britton is a member of of the first cohort of students in the new Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization program at the Beedie School of Business.

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The following is an extract from an article published by The Province on September 30. By Randy Shore. 

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The Charles Chang Innovation Centre.

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  Simon Fraser University has opened the Charles Chang Innovation Centre, a new graduate student residence and innovation facility in downtown Vancouver.

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Gervase Bushe, Professor of Leadership and Organization Development at the Beedie School of Business.

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Beedie School of Business professor Gervase Bushe has been named to a prestigious list of the 30 Most Influential Thinkers in the field of Human Resources.

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Beedie School of Business Professor Avi Bick.

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As a two-time winner of the Beedie School of Business’ highest teaching honour, the TD Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching Award, professor Avi Bick is clearly not content to rest on his laurels.

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Sarah Lubik, Director of Entrepreneurship at Simon Fraser University.

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  Sarah Lubik is in the business of creating entrepreneurs.

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Beedie School of Business Management of Technology (MOT) MBA alumnus Rick Colbourne has been awarded a Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Indigenous Entrepreneurship at the University of Arizona.

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BBA alumnus Elio Luongo, CEO of KPMG Canada.

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Beedie School of Business alumnus and Dean’s External Advisory Board member Elio Luongo has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of KPMG Canada.

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Environmentally friendly toothbrushes found to impact energy conservation.

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Avi Bick and Sarah Lubik are the 2016 TD Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching Award winners.

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  Beedie School of Business faculty Sarah Lubik and Avi Bick have been named winners of the 2016 TD Canada Trust Distinguished Teaching Award. The prestigious award is the highest teaching honour of its kind at the Beedie School.

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The following article was published in the Georgia Straight on August 17. By Charlie Smith.

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Blaize Horner Reich, RBC Professor of Technology and Innovation at the Beedie School of Business.

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Blaize Horner Reich, RBC Professor of Technology and Innovation, and former Dean of the Beedie School of Business, has received the prestigious Academic Fellow Award by the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI) for 2016.

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Beedie School of Business PhD candidate Ebru Ipek.

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Beedie School of Business PhD candidate Ebru Ipek was the winner of the “That’s Interesting!” award at the prestigious 2016 Academy of International Business (AIB) conference.

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Beedie’s Co-Laboratorio Peru initiative hosted a series of working sessions in Peru attended by government officials, community leaders, academics, and NGOs.

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Series of working sessions discuss collaborative governance in Peruvian natural resources.

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Net Impact has announced the 2016 Gold standings for Net Impact chapters, awarding Simon Fraser University’s Beedie School of Business the prestigious Gold standing. These standings, based on the chapter’s performance this past academic year, represent the most outstanding chapters in the Net Impact network. This year, just 38% of over 300 Net Impact chapters worldwide achieved Gold standing. “Of our network of over 300 chapters worldwide, Net Impact’s Gold chapters represent the brightest, most […]

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Beedie School of Business professors Jan Kietzmann (left) and Ian McCarthy.

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The music industry has Billboard, the business world has Forbes 500. Now, ranking successful academic papers has been made possible by Google Metrics – and Beedie School of Business professors Jan Kietzmann and Ian McCarthy rank as stars in business and management. Kietzmann and McCarthy’s seminal paper, Social Media? Get Serious! Understanding the functional building blocks of social media, is the highest ranked paper over five years in the Business, Economics and Management category of […]

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Bocconi and Beedie students tour Holt Renfrew.

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The Beedie School of Business continues to build strong ties in international business education through the Bocconi Campus Abroad program. For three weeks in July a cohort of 29 students from the Università Commerciale Luigi Bocconi in Milan traveled to Vancouver to take a condensed course in marketing with a select number of Beedie students. The Bocconi Campus Abroad program has been active for nine years, with a different topic being co-taught by two Bocconi […]

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Dr. Bo Chen, Professor of Finance and Economics at Shanghai University.

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As China’s economy slows to a medium-high growth forecast, the government has revealed plans for structural reforms around State-owned Enterprises (SOEs). Though these reforms offer opportunity for the Chinese economy, they are not without potential pitfalls.

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Beedie School of Business lecturer Kamal Masri is the founder of the 25toLifeproject, an experiential learning project that raises funds for the Canadian Cancer Society.

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A dedication to community engagement and a passion for experiential learning have earned Beedie School of Business lecturer Kamal Masri a Surrey Leader Community Leaders Award.

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Ben Britton is a member of of the first cohort of students in the new Graduate Certificate in Science and Technology Commercialization program at the Beedie School of Business.

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When Ben Britton took the stage at the Hong Kong-Canada National Investment Pitch Competition on June 3 in Calgary, he presented with the confidence of a professional. He knew his product, he knew his market, and he knew he could sway the judges to hand him the $50,000 grand prize – which they did – along with the opportunity to meet investors in Hong Kong.

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Beedie School of Business professor Andrey Pavlov says that new measures being implemented in BC will not dent Vancouver’s housing affordability crisis.

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The following article was published by the Globe and Mail on July 4. By Andrey Pavlov and Tsur Somerville. 

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Sarah Lubik, Director of Entrepreneurship at Simon Fraser University.

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Sarah Lubik, Director of Entrepreneurship at Simon Fraser University, has been named one of Canada’s ten Innovation Leaders who will help form the nation’s Innovation Agenda.

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From left to right: Jon Lutz, VP, Financial Planning & Strategy at Electronic Arts (EA), Justin Dowdeswell, General Manager of Relic Entertainment, and Josh Nilson, CEO & Co-Founder of East Side Games.

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Vancouver is home to some global-leading organizations in thriving industries: visual effects, performance apparel, and information and communications technology to name but a few. Yet perhaps somewhat surprisingly, given the prominence of the great outdoors in Vancouver’s identity, one industry in which the city is a true global leader is gaming.

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Beedie School of Business alumnus Charles Chang, founder of plant-based nutrition company Vega.

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The following is an excerpt from an article published by the Globe and Mail in the Business Education section on June 23. By Jennifer Lewington. 

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Beedie School of Business professor Peter Tingling's research indicates that the success or failure of NHL teams' draft picks is largely random.

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On the heels of the NHL draft, research from SFU Beedie School of Business professor Peter Tingling suggests that the draft tactics of NHL teams are often no better than randomly assigning players across the entire draft.

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Beedie School of Business alumnus Charles Chang, founder of plant-based nutrition company Vega.

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A historic gift from SFU Beedie School of Business alumnus Charles Chang underscores the School’s commitment to entrepreneurship and innovation.

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Beedie School of Business alumnus Charles Chang, founder of plant-based nutrition company Vega.

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Vega founder Charles Chang makes one of the largest gifts in SFU history.

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First year Beedie School of Business "twins" Stefanie Huffman (left) and Kimberley Venn (right).

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  First year Beedie School of Business undergraduate students Stefanie Huffman and Kimberley Venn could pass for twin sisters. The pair not only share an uncanny resemblance, but also an inherent ability to think alike and work together – one that made them a force to be reckoned with at this year’s Enactus National Exposition.

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Beedie School of Business alumni enjoyed success at the BC Technology Industry Association (BCTIA) 2016 Technology Impact Awards (TIAs).

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Keith Beedie (right) and son Ryan's $22 million gift established the Beedie School of Business.

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Keith Beedie, founder and former president of the Beedie Development Group, was honoured by Simon Fraser University with an honorary Doctor of Laws degree at the summer convocation ceremony, held on June 7 at the SFU Burnaby campus.

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BBA graduate Naqib Azad leaves behind a legacy in social entrepreneurship.

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When Naqib Azad graduates from the BBA program at SFU’s Beedie School of Business today, he leaves behind a legacy in empowering students to benefit society through social entrepreneurship.

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Beedie School of Business undergraduate students have enjoyed success in case competitions across the globe in 2016.

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Business education in action takes to world stage.

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Beedie School of Business students and faculty celebrate their success at the 2016 Surrey 25 Under 25 Awards.

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Beedie School of Business undergraduate students comprised almost one third of the recipients at the 2016 Surrey Board of Trade’s Top 25 Under 25 Awards.

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The MOT MBA 15th anniversary celebration featured a panel discussion on how to build national champions within the tech industry in Vancouver. From left to right (in foreground): Greg Caws, President & CEO of BC Innovation Council; Ben Sparrow, CEO and co-founder of Saltworks; and Ian McCarthy, associate dean of graduate programs at the Beedie School of Business.

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The Beedie School of Business has for many years positioned itself as a pioneer in its field, with innovative research and programs. One such pioneering program is the Management of Technology MBA (MOT MBA), the first program of its kind in Canada, which this year celebrates its fifteenth anniversary.

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Students in the Bus 343 class participated in a mock networking event with Beedie alumni and industry professionals as part of the Business Career Passport.

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Undergraduate students at the Beedie School of Business are learning how to market the most valuable commodity of all: themselves.

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From left to right: Edoardo De Martin, Director, Microsoft Canada Center of Excellence, Kirsten Sutton, VP and Managing Director, SAP Labs Canada, and Yuen Pau Woo, President of HQ Vancouver.

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Vancouver is home to an undeniably world-class, and growing tech industry. Industry giants such as Microsoft and Amazon have recently set up home here, and the list of homegrown global organizations that have chosen to remain within BC is impressive. Yet, like most industries, Vancouver still falls short of its potential in housing the headquarters of tech organizations. So what can be done to improve this record?

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